Go in peace

“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”

Mother Teresa


(statue outside the High Point Episcopal Community Center, Atlanta, GA / Julie Cook / 2018)

In a world like this, with conditions being what they are,
what should a serious-minded Christian do?
The answer is easy to give but hard to follow.

First, accept the truth concerning yourself.
You do not go to a doctor to seek consolation but to find out what is
wrong and what to do about it.
Seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Seek through Jesus Christ a right relationship to your fellow man.
Set about reverently to amend your doings. Magnify God, mortify the flesh,
simplify your life. Take up your cross and learn of Jesus Christ to die to
this world that He may raise you up in due time.

If you will do these things in faith and love, you will know peace,
but it will be the peace of God that passes all understanding.
You will know joy, but it will be the joy of resurrection,
not the irresponsible happiness of men who insist on carnal enjoyments.
You will know the comfort of the indwelling Spirit which will often spring up
like a well of water in the desert,
not because you have sought it but have sought rather to do the will of God at any price.

As I have said before, we can afford to suffer now;
we’ll have a long eternity to enjoy ourselves.
And our enjoyment will be valid and pure,
for it will come in the right way at the right time.
A.W. Tozer

12 comments on “Go in peace

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    I had an aunt who believed that our existence on earth was in reality hell. She died in her thirties from leukemia. I’m happy that her time in “hell” was so brief ❤️

    • My grandmother at one point believed the same— I think she may have been Presbyterian at that moment as she hopped around a bit — but she had that notion that we experienced hell on earth— and given her early married days then the War, she may have had such

  2. Outstanding. Great way to start the morning.

    Be blessed.

  3. davidkitz says:

    Beautiful thoughts and truths, well expressed. Thank you, Julie.

  4. SharaC says:

    needed some Tozer in the morning… thanks girl. this is lovely.

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